@alebaffa @evan I think the problem with meditation apps is they don't have a troubleshooting section. They'll get you to a certain point but then what?

I've found through further study that what you do when you're not meditating has an big impact. Basically comes down to living by an ethical code and decreasing the kinds of experiences that are likely to interfere with peaceful mind states.

FEP-c390 was mentioned by Dmitri during this meeting and for this I want to give a shout-out to everyone who's participated in setting up FEP at the beginning, keeping it online, and now everyone who's submitting more drafts, discussing proposals, and putting it all to use on the fediverse.

I've heard the internet described as nothing more than a stack of protocols and the fediverse seems a natural extension of that idea. It feels great to have this work validated and I'm excited by how many things we'll map out together whether that's in FEPs or W3C or wherever.


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During the meeting DIDs and VCs are posited to be an excellent mechanism toward each of us owning our social graph. It seems DIDs allow you to have many keys (I'm not sure if these can be disconnected sub-identities) attached to a single root identity.

I'd encourage people to learn more about DIDs, and this is my point, just because these things might be great solutions, that doesn't mean they'll win.

The market represented by users and software systems on the fediverse is beyond anyone's control, but it may get steered by dominant projects and high-profile people, even commercial enterprises with little interest in the fediverse's long-term health. So it's important to be aware of what's working and to feed what solves the most problems for the most people.


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The meeting opens with the proposition I paraphrase as "reputation is a dead-end, a problem nobody ever solves."

I don't know about you but this excites me.

When I hear something is impossible, maybe something people have given up on and never been solved, I can't help but want to look more into it.

For the problem of moderation on the Fediverse, I share the opinion that blocklists are not ideal and think a web-of-trust could work much better. It seems Freenet handled this well-enough to try and bring it over to the fedi, so if you're interested make this a reality in Mastodon, please get in touch!


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Yesterday I learned Fediverse Enhancement Proposals were mentioned in a W3C meeting of the Credentials Community Group, specifically FEP-c390 which has to do with Identity Proofs and is based on W3C's work on decentralized identifiers.

I didn't attend the meeting but made this summary as I read the logs: codeberg.org/weex/the-fedivers

Below I'll share some of my thoughts on what was discussed as a fedizen and supporter of open standards.


Mastodon administration 

For those of you who are Mastodon admins, what do you recommend for observability?

I'd like to be alerted when the service is degrading, experiencing a spike or abnormal traffic.

How often do you meditate?

Mastodon which is incredibly hot, supports RSS beautifully.

Just add .rss to any account to get the feed. Amazing!


Open that in your favorite feed reader. It’ll work.

Post a screenshot, say what the reader app is.

And pass this on to everyone who uses a feed reader.

Spread the word!

This is a huge deal for the open web.

@pkedrosky Sorry to hear that, sir. One of my talents it seems is holding down the couch when it's time to recover. So thankful to be injury free in this 2.5 years of running.

Had an awesome turkey trot half, with euphoria after the finish followed by extreme tiredness over the next week, which has me focusing hard on dopamine and my reward system. It's been truly enlightening.

I suppose a 5k would be where you see the most unpreparedness but I haven't been at a big enough event or even spectated one to notice that so thanks for that report. I'll remember that in case I hear anyone considering a race out of nowhere.

@grischa How did you find your experience with Ecko? Was there anything that didn't work or that could be improved? Ecko is very similar to Mastodon so if you have issues that apply there, they may be something we can solve in this project. Thanks.

Ok, I love AI transcriptions.

"the feta verse"

Goes great with Balsamiq!

@team There can be more than one user who does configuration. Sometimes root or admin. Is the system trying to install or upgrade anything? How did you install? Yunohost?

@liaizon Happy Birthday!

I hope that burnt out car you pictured represents the glowing of many candles on a cake that got out of hand.

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@cambridgeport90 Occurs to me now that I should have engaged some of the german convos, going beyond clicks and trivia might have helped.

@ryanhoulihan Yes, folks should choose OTP aka Google Authenticator when possible. App push, something like DUO is also better than SMS. Still puzzles me that banks text codes.

@cambridgeport90 Me last year. Didn't stick but I did annoy my family plenty with things I've now forgotten.

@ryanhoulihan Talk about learning the wrong thing. SMS-based hacks have been happening for years.

@blake yes, I've been following @delta for years - it's great!

Agreed, ActivityPub might not be the right thing (though it's entirely capable of low-latency delivery). My use of the word "Fediverse" was careful, since I believe that term refers to a much wider scope than Mastodon or even ActivityPub per se.

The project of the fediverse is really about dismantling the web and app monopolies that took hold over the past 15-20 years.

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Creating magic through evolution of the Fediverse. Running Ecko, a community-driven fork of Mastodon managed using the Collective Code Construction Contract (C4) by the Magic Stone Community. C4 is a protocol for asynchronous, non-blocking, distributed, problem-focused software development.